Halogenoalkanes & benzene

IB Chemistry: Halogenoalkanes & benzene

The syllabus states:“Halogenoalkanes are more reactive than alkanes.”A rather nice Nature of Science exercise might be to get your students to question the validity of this statement. Is it a valid statement that is always true?It is certainly true that alkanes undergo very few different types of chemical reactions. This is mainly due to the relative strengths of the C−H and C−C bonds and the fact that carbon...


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